Vostok 7

Vostok 7 is a reenactment of the spaceship that has yet to be built. Situated in Kherson, Ukraine, the narrative of the radio play is an artistic study of the Vostok Program of Soviet Space Travel that began with Yuri Gagarin’s first manned space flight, Vostok 1 in 1961, and ended with Vostok 6 in 1963 with the first woman in space, Valentina Tereshkowa.

The 33min long radio play introduces a semi-fictional narrative from the perspective of the first radio frequency between humans in space: established between the Vostok 5 and Vostok 6 spaceships.
Remembering its three human incarnations in Kherson, South Ukraine, the radio frequency addresses the relationship between eco-logical and ego-logical concerns reflected within a human experience.